|Process in far flung membership group||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Eileen McCourt (emccourtmindspring.com)|
|Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 19:23:01 -0700 (MST)|
I think living far apart has provided it's challenges, but its not all bad that it forced us to be more formal about developing process skills, since we did not have all of the opportunities for informal interaction that are described below. Now that 8 families live in Paso Robles, and three more in proximity, it does change things in terms of making communication flow more smoothly. I don't think I will want to give up the bridge line until I can just walk over to the common house, though. The bridge line has saved our lives in terms of managing the project. We use it for about 20 hours a month of meetings. We share it with a non-profit that uses it for another 8-10 hours a month. We have at least one and sometimes two 4-5 hour meetings a month face-to-face in Paso Robles, as well as lots of social activities that double as marketing in locales where the members live, like San Francisco and Los Angeles as well as Paso Robles. --eileen Eileen McCourt Oak Creek Commons Cohousing Paso Robles, CA www.oakcreekcommons.org -----Original Message----- From: cohousing-l-admin [at] cohousing.org [mailto:cohousing-l-admin [at] cohousing.org] On Behalf Of Diane Simpson Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 6:06 PM To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Subject: Re: [C-L]_Working with Process Consultants To me, this seems like the biggest problem. Our group lives in close enough proximity that we can all get together in person for committee meetings. But it's not only that--we live close enough together for other community-building activities such as occasionally babysitting for one another, borrowing a car from each other, lending a vacuum cleaner to another member, helping each other move, arranging for a community children's birthday party...the list goes on and on. I think if you don't have time for all of these spontaneous community-building activities you've got an uphill battle and you're going to have to put a lot more money in your membership budget to help people learn how to live together and understand one another. --Diane(:^] JP COHOUSING 617-524-6614 P.O. BOX 420 BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS HTTP://WWW.JPCOHOUSING.ORG P.S. By the way, we are 83.3% presold, and would be even more presold if we didn't have the issue of the "affordable units" to deal with. We're not certain at this time if we can sell them or if the Boston Redevelopment Authority gets to sell them. Stay tuned.... = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = On Thursday, January 2, 2003, at 03:17 PM, Eileen McCourt wrote: > > <snip> [All of our committee > work is done on a bridge teleconference line, since we are very spread > out; most people still live 200-250 miles from the area where we are > building our community.] <snip> > --eileen > > Eileen McCourt > Oak Creek Commons Cohousing > Paso Robles, CA > www.oakcreekcommons.org > > _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
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